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Republican or Democrat? To approve or not to approve an initiative? Wait, what exactly is a referendum again?

These are the kind of questions and decisions that Western students will make in the upcoming November elections. On the ballot are a number of important initiatives that could have major impacts on student life at Western staff and volunteers at the AS Representation and Engagement Programs office have been hard at work getting as many students to register to vote in Whatcom County as possible. The question is, when it comes time to vote, will students be knowledgeable enough to make informed, competent decisions?

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u'Photo illustration by Evan Marczynski/The AS Review'